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Jony Ive conduce echipa care dezvolta iWatch-ul Apple, smartwatch-ul va rula iOS

  V-am spus astazi ca iWatch-ul celor de la Apple ar putea ajunge pe piata pana la sfarsitul acestui an, iar aceste informatii le completez acum cu cateva detalii interesante. Se pare ca Jony Ive ar conduce echipa de 100 de angajati care dezvolta ceasul, iar dispozitivul ar urma sa ruleze iOS-ul din iDevice-uri. Se pare ca Apple nu ar fo dorit sa modifice versiunea de iOS din iPod-uri, ci a ales sa modifice iOS-ul din iPhone pentru a il include in iWatch, insa vor exista modificari destule in iOS-ul smartphone-urilor pentru a permite intercoenctivitatea cu smartwatch-ul.

…which we’re told is being led by Ive himself with some 100 engineers under him. Interestingly, we’re also told that Apple’s chosen to rework the full iOS to run on the watch instead of building up the iPod nano’s proprietary touch operating system — although the previous nano was already watch-sized and seemed like a great starting point for a watch, Apple’s betting on iOS across product lines.

  Procesul de dezvoltare este deocamdata departe de a se apropia de finalizare, una dintre principalele probleme ale Apple fiind autonomia dispozitivului. Apple ar dori ca el sa functioneze timp de 4 – 5 zile inainte de a necesita incarcat, insa deocamdata prototipurile companiei nu sunt capabile sa suporte o asemenea autonomie. Aceasta mica problema, impreuna cu o modificare a iOS-ului pentru iPhone sunt doar cateva dintre problemele importante ale iWatch, iar deocamdata Apple incearca sa il aduca pe piata in 2013.

That’s apparently leading to battery life issues in development, according to our sources: the goal is to last at least 4-5 days between charges, but the current watch prototypes are apparently only going for a couple days max. We’re also told Apple has some work to do with iOS on the iPhone, which currently has several hooks for supporting a watch-like device but lacks the appropriate interface or settings to make it work properly. The Pebble watch, for example, can receive notifications from third-party iOS apps with a slight hack, but it has to be redone every time the Bluetooth connection breaks.